International Virtual Lecture Series: Talking Memory with Guest Speaker Glenn Kurtz

Madene Shachar Discussion

The Ghetto Fighters' House invites you to our next "Talking Memory" program with guest speaker Glenn Kurtz who will talk about his person journey in the footsteps of his grandfather's home movie.




Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film follows the story of Kurtz’s grandfather, David Kurtz, who recorded three minutes on 16 mm Kodachrome color film of an ordinary day in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland. What was originally a home movie became the only remaining record of a lively town shortly before World War II.

During the lecture, Kurtz will touch on his years of research that took him across the world to Canada, England, Poland, and Israel, where he was able to find seven living survivors of the town to help him understand and analyze the video footage. One of those survivors included a now 86-year-old man who was a 13-year-old boy in the film. After years of conducting interviews and collecting photographs, documents, and artifacts, Kurtz is now able to tell the story of seven survivors and their Polish hometown.


Sunday, December 20th, 2020

11am Pacific | 2pm EST | 9pm Israel

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